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An Arizona-based meat processor is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that could be contaminated with Salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The products being recalled were packaged on various dates from July 26-Sept. 7, 2018, and have the establishment number "EST. 267" in the USDA inspection mark. The meat was shipped nationwide.
Five candidates are vying for two open City Council seats in the Nov. 6 election. Former council members Tom Ingemann and Pauline Schottmuller, as well as newcomers Laurie Elliott, Anita Wasmundt and Nathan Knox are campaigning for two open seats. Find more Election 2018 coverage here. Current city council members Tracy Rahm and Roz Johnson are not running for election.
I have previously served on the Newport City Council for a total of 15 years. I have worked with other governmental units, state and county boards, and I am comfortable with working to improve assistance from those agencies for the city.
In addition to experience and problem-solving skills, I bring a genuine appreciation of small-town Newport and a desire to preserve all that is unique about my town. I firmly believe that city business is public business and must be conducted openly and publicly. Neighborhood concerns must be treated respectfully instead of dismissed. I'm comfortable with opposing views and always interested in how others think. I strive for middle ground.
I currently serve on the Newport Planning Commission and want to get more actively involved and be a strong leader for Newport. This is a great city and there are many exciting opportunities that lie ahead. I'm level-headed and believe in working together to find solutions and solve problems.
I am running for City Council because it is my belief that every citizen should be involved more in their government, be the voice and represent my city to the best of my ability and our country is in serious trouble.
I feel I bring a new face and fresh ideas to the council and together we can be sure we are doing what is right for Newport.
The South Washington Watershed District will celebrate its 25th anniversary and the many flood-prevention, habitat restoration, and water-quality improvement projects accomplished. South Washington is the largest watershed management organization in Washington County, covering portions of Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Grey Cloud Township, Afton and Denmark Township.
The featured speaker at the Sept. 19 meeting of the Pineridge Garden Club was Rod Mead, owner of Blue Chip Tree Service. Mead is one of the first certified arborists in Minnesota providing tree care and maintenance. The next meeting of the Pineridge Garden Club is 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Cottage Grove City Hall featuring "Rock Gardening" by Rick Rodich of MN Chapter North American Rock Garden Society. All interested gardeners are invited to attend. More information at www.pineridgegardenclub.org . Submitted photo
A Woodbury police officer was taken to Regions Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his vehicle was rear-ended around 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Interstate 494 at Tamarack Road, according to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report. Officer Bryan Wagner, 30, was stopped in the center median in a 2016 Ford Explorer Woodbury police squad when a tow truck northbound on 494 drifted off the road and struck his vehicle from behind, the report states.